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by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I seriously doubt that the mouth-opening-and-closing animation is rendered correctly in IE11, it's not rendered well even in Android Webkit Browser or in Opera. In my experience, the Internet Explorer JavaScript engine works as long as all you are doing is string and array manipulation. For example,...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Out of curiosity, what happens if you try to run the PacMan game on my website in Internet Explorer 11?
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Android Browser uses the Webkit engine, while Chrome uses the Blink engine. I don't know how it is with browsers, but if you want a 3D game to use a different engine, you have to almost completely rewrite it. Using a different engine is almost like using a different programming language.
by FlatAssembler
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

OK, I've tried to add some JavaScript trickery to remove those circles under Internet Explorer. Does it work? it does indeed. although now the background image is gone. Now you understand why people hate Internet Explorer, don't you? It works in mysterious ways. When you tell it to do something, it...
by FlatAssembler
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Note that conic-gradient() is defined in Images 4, was cleared for shipping by the CSSWG, and is implemented in Chrome now (in nightlies). That certainly won't work in Internet Explorer 11. Besides, I would have to rewrite almost all the scripts on my website to implement that. nope: That's a "...
by FlatAssembler
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

What's the point of those circles in the first place? You're not supposed to see them, right? CSS doesn't support conical gradients, and neither does SVG. I've tried to make one by using an SVG with a polygon (made of triangles of different colours) and a circle behind it (so that the "tips&qu...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I'm talking about actually running useful software once it's booted, and yes, I have tried them in a virtual machine. they both run about the same (acceptable performance) with 1 GB, and about the same (barely usable) with 512MB. I am not sure what you mean. Under Windows XP, both Firefox and Notep...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

yes it does! Is the bottom left SVG gradient corner also rendered properly in IE11? How about the SVG PacMan I've made to see how well it will run in various browsers? XP and 7 both run very poorly (almost unusable) with anything less than 1 GB of RAM. The only difference in RAM requirements in new...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I also have some sympathy for older OS-es. I think that modern OS-es (as well as many other programs) are simply over-designed. They have a bunch of features almost nobody uses, but they slow down the computer. How come Windows XP can run on 64MB of RAM, while Windows 7 barely run on 512MB of RAM? T...
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Flumble wrote:
speising wrote:this is my IE11 at work:

What the- how- oh dammit! Please remove any and all IE11 in a 500 kilometre radius.

Thanks, the same solution works in the Android Webkit browser.
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 18
Views: 1850

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

Reuse functionality from libraries whenever you can and try to keep your functions as short as possible. Yes, but extensive reliance on the 3rd party libraries and frameworks can also be a sign of incompetence. Appearance is extremely important, whether you like it or not. Maybe, but it's important...
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

I've applied some JavaScript trickery that will remove the background image and also make the pop-ups on the links work in Internet Explorer. I've tested it in Internet Explorer 6, and it works there. Not sure whether it works in, for example, Internet Explorer 10, can you check it? Almost all of th...
by FlatAssembler
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A question about American politics
Replies: 3
Views: 579

A question about American politics

Hey, guys! As some of you already know, I live in Croatia. I know that the American conservatives claim that it's justified for the US to be involved in a war because it brings people freedom and capitalism. So, I have a serious question about it. How do the American conservatives respond to the not...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 18
Views: 1850

Re: What to learn to be able to make some money?

I also want to encourage you to follow your own dreams, not your parent's dreams. For as long as you financially depend on your parents, pick your battles carefully, but remember that you have no obligation to make your parents rich. Look out for yourself. I don't know. It's hard to give up the pro...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

JQuery is even today the most used JavaScript framework by a large margin. It's nice to be able to understand the old code in the language you use, even if JQuery itself is relatively useless today.
by FlatAssembler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Airplanes don't exist (a parody of the conspiracy theorists)
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Airplanes don't exist (a parody of the conspiracy theorists)

Our culture makes us hold many irrational beliefs. One of them is demonstrably the belief that airplanes exist. It's told us by our parents, told by our teachers, and most of us never really investigate it. And there is not much evidence of that. Most of the arguments we use to prove airplanes exist...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What to learn to be able to make some money?
Replies: 18
Views: 1850

What to learn to be able to make some money?

Hey, guys! Here is my story. My family has always believed that I am talented for computers and that I can use that to get them out of poverty. So they invested a lot into me to learn how to program. I wrote my first program at the age of 9. But, because I am living in a small town in Croatia, and b...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

hm, if you want the text on your site to actually be readable, you maybe shouldn't make it light gray (or any other colour really) on a garish background image. Which browser are you using? As far as I know, it's only rendered that way in Internet Explorer. All the other browsers put a dark gray la...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

Re: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

We were using JQuery in the web-game about linguistics. It makes it easy to add flashy-yet-cheap animations. Not all code there is mine, some code is from Daniel Ross (the linguist who made linguistforum.com) and some code is from Boris Muminovic (a programmer from the Croatian web-development compa...
by FlatAssembler
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML
Replies: 53
Views: 4545

An amateur has tried to build a website in raw HTML

Hey, guys! I've tried to make a website in raw HTML (using only the tools such as Notepad++), but I am not a professional programmer or a web-designer. You can see it here: http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/ (It sleeps every day from 22h to 23h UTC+2.) Do you have some ideas on how to improve i...
by FlatAssembler
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: Etymology Game

Anyway, the game has been updated quite a few times since I last posted here. The whole game is now playable in the graphic interface and I have tried to make the examples more clear. I don't think I'd be able to add anything complicated to it though, I can barely manage the 2000 lines of code it ha...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Croatian Toponyms
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Croatian Toponyms

Thanks for your reply! Some particularly early Slavic toponyms may not be transparent. Sure. But trying to explain Croatian toponyms without an obvious Croatian etymology using Croatian (Slavic) roots would probably just get me into the Bongo-Bongo Effect. I simply know Croatian too well to be objec...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Croatian Toponyms
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Croatian Toponyms

So, what do you guys here think about my alternative interpretation of the Croatian Toponyms? http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/toponyms.html I don't think that knowledge of the Croatian language is required to evaluate my theories, but the knowledge of linguistics is. In short, although Croati...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: Etymology Game

I am not asking people to use their knowledge of German to solve the puzzles, I am explaining how to solve the puzzles using the languages that are familiar to the players. It's much better to use English and German as examples than, let's say, English and Croatian (which is my native language), don...
by FlatAssembler
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: Etymology Game

Excellent suggestion! I'll add some examples. It's a lot easier to do now than it would have been if I had already finished the graphic interface. How about those examples: Part #1: Choose the correct cognate to "twig": A) sonne b) bett c) zweig The solution is c), because English 't' in t...
by FlatAssembler
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Etymology Game

I've decided to try to make a web game about etymology:
http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/etymologist.html
What do you think about it? Is it worth to continue developing it?
Does my algorithm for simulating the evolution of languages produce convincing results? If not, why?
by FlatAssembler
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Are Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Austro-Nesian related?
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Are Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Austro-Nesian related?

Well, you should keep in mind that, for example, English tooth and German Zahn are cognates, even though, on the surface analysis, only the first phoneme appears to correspond.
by FlatAssembler
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Are Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Austro-Nesian related?
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Are Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Austro-Nesian related?

I personally wouldn't assume an especially close connection between Indo-European and Uralic, as most of the people who try to reconstruct some older proto-language do, but between Indo-European and Austronesian. Look at the pronouns. Most of the proto-languages have a nasal in the 1st person singul...

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